Hammond Castle Museum
Other Ideas: Boston Museum of Science; Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; Old State House Museum; Forbes House Museum; Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Come explore Hammond Castle on a self-guided or guided tour of eight magnificant rooms, the tower galleries, as well as several nifty passage ways. You'll also enjoy the beauty of the castle grounds and an excellent view of the Atlantic shore line.
Dr. John Hays Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions. Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors. His most important work was the development of remote control via radio waves, which earned him the title, 'The Father of Remote Control.'
***Hammond Castle Museum is not wheelchair or stroller accessible*
Programs for Students
Life in Medieval Society
Your students have the opportunity to visit a real castle and learn about castle life through an interactive presentation in the Great Hall, a tour of the castle that focuses on on both medieval life and the castle's unique collection of medieval artifacts and architecture, and a visit to the tower dungeon. Recommended for 2nd-8th grade
John Hays Hammond, Jr., 'An American Inventor'
This is a first person presentation of John Hays Hammond Jr. Students meet Dr. John Hays Hammond, Jr. at the drawbridge the drawbridge and learn how a man born in 1888 became a millionaire by the age of 19, developed over 800 inventions, and worked for the future while surrounding himself with the past. Appropriate for any age, adults included.
See website for hours.
Closed during the winter.
Children (4-12 years): $6.00
80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA, 01930 map
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A mysterious castle, Grade 2 StudentIt is really, really mysterious because it was made a long time ago. I highly recommend it because it was adventurous. It has lots of doors, and some mystery doors, and paths in the gardens, and stairs going down to see the ocean. And it has a private graveyard! Don't go on a Monday, because it's closed!
A hidden jewel, Grade 4 StudentHammond Castle was great but wish that is was open Mondays. The outside of the castle is great with fantastic views. They have a quarter machine telescope and the view of the ocean is beautiful. I felt like I was a princess at a beautiful castle. The grounds are beautiful and there is also a private area for his headstone. I enjoyed walking the pathways through the elegant garden. I had lots of fun at Hammond Castle.
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